Welcome to Sacred Heart of Jesus Men's Club Web Site
The Men’s Club offers a chance for men of the Parish to live out their faith, whether it is through service, fellowship, or prayer. All Catholic men of the Parish and non-Catholic spouses of ladies of the Parish are eligible to become members of the Men’s Club. The Men’s Club is devoted to promoting the Catholic faith, sociability, and supporting parish and community charitable efforts.
The Men’s Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 5:00 PM in the Lower Hall of the Church. If you would like to attend one of our meetings simply contact one of our members and let them know you’d like to attend. It’s that easy.
We have two major fundraisers each year, a chicken bake in the fall and a fish bake during Lent. We support Jackson House, Samaritan Ministries, Paul Bewie Boys & Girls Club, McCauly Center Meals on Wheels, St. John’s School in Hot Springs,Our Lady of Fatima School in Benton, and Sacred Heart Christmas Baskets, among others. There are typically several men from the Club that are actively involved in most of these organizations.
On the social front, aside from our meetings, we start and end our year by inviting the spouses and widows of former members to our Kickoff Dinner in September and our Steak Fry in May. We also have a Christmas Dinner wiih wives and widows at our normal dinner meeting in December. We also have an annual trip to see the Arkansas Traveler Basebal team play at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock in May or June of each year.
Please join us.
|Police Chief Ricky Middleton and Program Director Buddy Dixon|
The Sacred Heart Men's Club meeting on January 10, 2017 was attended by almost 80 members and guests. A barbeque dinner was served by Chef Johnna's. After dinner, Program Director Buddy Dixon introduced HSV Chief of Police Ricky Middleton who discussed safety in the Village. He pointed out that HSV was safer than any of the similar sized cities in the area. He also commented on the differance in policing in HSV, in that many of the calls they get for help (can't open doors, barking dogs, etc.) don't get answered in bigger cities but they are here. He took several questions about gun carry laws and gate security. See the meeting minutes posted on the website for more details on the meeting.
|Buddy Dixon introducing POA CEO Leslie Nalley|
The speaker for the evening was Leslie Nalley, CEO of the Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association. Leslie gave a very informative talk about the past and current demographics in the Village and the reasons behind trying to diversify the venues available. She then took questions from the audience.
After her talk Buddy Dixon, Program Director, led the 12 elves (including Fr. Bill) in the singing of The Twelve Days of Christmas. See photos in the photo gallery.
To view the annual singing of the 12 Days of Christmas, click the video:
|Men's Club Member Joe Lemmler presents $1000 check to Janie Smith of Jackson House|
$1500.00 Sacred Heart Church Basket Program
$1000.00 Jackson House in Hot Springs
$1500.00 Samaritan Ministries in Hot Springs
$1000.00 McAuley Center in Hot Springs Village
$1000.00 Cedar Mountain Boys & Girls Club in Hot Springs Village
$1000.00 St. John's School in Hot Springs
$1500.00 Our Lady of Fatima School in Benton
$1000.00 Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund in Little Rock
Be proud to be a member.
President Don Glinka
|Dr. Rodney Davis|
Dr. Rodney Davis, Chairman of the Urology - Oncology Department at UAMS in Little Rock, discussed the latest practices in the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. After Dr. Davis presentation, a short business meeting ensued and the meeting was adjourned shortly after 8:00 PM.
Click the Photos tab for more photos of this event.
|Linda Mayhood, HSV POA speaker|
Program Director Buddy Dixon announced that the speaker at the next meeting would be Dr. Rodney Davis, chairman of the Urology- Oncology Department at UAMS in Little Rock.
|Cline Tour Buses ready To board|
Arriving at the ballpark at about 6:00 PM, the group enjoyed a meal of hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixins. After dinner the group moved over to the grandstand and watched as the Travelers were shut out thru 7 innings, before rallying in the 8th & 9th innings to win the game in the bottom of the 9th.
Great game and great trip. Thanks to all involved.
|Buddy Dixon and guest speaker Nicole Good|
After Nicole's presentation, Don Glinka announced the nominees and asked for approval of the Men's Club officers for the 2016-2017 year. The following members were elected for the coming club year:
President - Don Glinka
1st Vice President - Jim Arnold
2nd Vice President - Rick Martinek
Treasurer - Rick Goss
Secretary - Bill Patterson
Sergeant At Arms - Scott Krantz
Program Director - Buddy Dixon
|Buddy Dixon making a presentation on the Sacred Heart Cemetery|
After the meal Buddy Dixon and Deacon John Froning made a presentation entitled "ADVANCED PLANNING CAN KEEP YOU FROM MAKING A GRAVE MISTAKE". Buddy discussed the history and current status of the Sacred Heart Cemetery, with the cremated remains of 105 members and relatives of parishioners of Sacred Heart Church in the 3 Columbariums in the Cemetery.
Deacon John then covered the necessary steps to plan your funeral, which include planning the music and mass readings, lectors, handling of the remains (cremation or burial of body), and other items that you don't want your relatives to have to decide during a very emotional time for them.
Check the Photos page for more meeting photos.
|Holiday Dinner attendees|
The last event for the evening was the singing of the "12 Days of Christmas" by a group of men wrestled from their chairs by program director Buddy Dixon. The singing was equally hilarious to past years and was anchored by "5 Golden Rings" Dick Hill. See the pictures under the "Photo" section of this website or view the video below (click the lower right corner of the video to view in full screen).
The Men's Club Chicken Bake was held on Friday evening, September 25th in the Lower Hall of the Church. Rick Hiemenz and his crew prepared dinner for over 400 patrons with the food being served by members of the Men's Club. This is one of two major fundraisers for the Men's Club, which supports several local charities and the Catholic schools in Hot Springs and Benton, AR.
The event coordinator, Joe Lemmler, did a great job in working with over 50 Men's Club volunteers to be in the right place at the right time. A great job by all and another successful event.